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Obesity, hypertension and smoking linked to lower vaccine-induced antibody production against SARS-CoV-2

In a recent study posted to the medRxiv preprint server, a research group from Italy has demonstrated that the antibody response can be blunted in subjects with certain risk factors shortly after the second dose of mRNA vaccine against the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).
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Australia news live: Scott Morrison announces royal commission into veteran suicides; New Zealand travel bubble opens

NSW reports no new local Covid cases; Gladys Berejiklian says next Mad Max movie will be filmed in Sydney. Follow all the latest news and updates live 4.10am BST Just noting here the support information during this press conference: In Australia, support and counselling for veterans and their families is available 24 hours a day from Open Arms on 1800 011 046 or www.openarms.gov.au and Safe Zone Support on 1800 142 072 or https://www.openarms.gov.au/safe-zone-support 4.09am BST Morrison ...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, New Zealand, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison


Research looks at SARS-CoV-2 transmission from people to pets

A large team of researchers from the US demonstrated that pets with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) likely acquired the putative virus from humans. This suggests that human-animal infection may actually occur much more frequently than previously thought – implying that infected individuals should limit their contact with animals.
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Novel mRNA delivery vehicle provides alternative to LNPs for SARS-CoV-2 vaccines

Researchers in the United States have developed an alternative messenger RNA (mRNA) delivery platform to the lipid nanoparticles that are currently used in vaccines against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) – the agent that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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Overwhelming evidence SARS-CoV-2 is airborne

Researchers in the United States, UK, and Canada have published a commentary challenging the suggestion that the transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) may not be airborne.
Tags: Health, Canada, United States UK


Australia news live: New Zealand travel bubble opens; national cabinet meets over Covid vaccine

Australians can now fly to New Zealand without going into quarantine. Follow all the latest news and updates, live 11.08pm BST Deputy prime minister Michael McCormack has heralded the opening of the trans-Tasman bubble as the start of “we’re getting back to the pre-COVID normality”. He spoke on ABC News Breakfast this morning: We can and we will. And we must. But we will do it based on the best possible medical advice. So whether that’s Singapore next, or as you identify - one of the Pacific...
Tags: Health, Australia, Iraq, Singapore, Australia news, Afghanistan, Asia Pacific, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, New Zealand, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party


PCPs could counter virtual plans by increasing telehealth visits [PODCAST]

“If PCPs want to meet the new competition from virtual primary care plans, I suggest that they gradually increase the percentage of their visits that they do through telehealth. Now that payers are reimbursing those visits at the same level as in-person visits, they have nothing to lose financially. Of course, there are some ancillary […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Podcast, Primary Care, PA NP, CRNA


The missing link in the vaccine chain: caregivers

About half of America’s seniors are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and close to three-quarters have gotten at least one shot of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. This is good news. Seniors have suffered disproportionately from the coronavirus. They have become gravely ill, passed away, and passed the time over the last year in complete isolation. When the […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, America, Infectious Disease, Physician, PA NP, CRNA, COVID, COVID-19 Coronavirus


L.A. County reports 466 new coronavirus cases, just 3 deaths

Los Angeles County reported 466 new cases of COVID-19 and three additional deaths on Sunday, April 18, along with a drop in hospitalizations related to the virus. Officials noted that the low number of deaths reflects a lag in weekend reporting. The number of COVID patients in county hospitals dropped from 486 Saturday to 470. There were 106 people in intensive care, down from 112 on Saturday. The latest numbers come one day after officials reported the county’s daily test positivity rate of 0.9...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, La, Government, Environment, Paul Simon, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, New Jersey, Community, Michigan, Gavin Newsom, Simon


What role will federal coronavirus aid play in next year’s LA city budget?

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is expected to release his budget proposal by Tuesday, April 20, the charter deadline, following a rocky year in which city officials found themselves reaching deeply into reserves to pay employees and maintain city services, all the while managing through the novel coronavirus pandemic. The mayor’s proposed budget will kick off budgeting discussions on the City Council for the upcoming fiscal year, starting July 1. The past year has seen some twists and turns, wi...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, News, Congress, La, White House, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Myanmar, Biden, Pasadena, Eric Garcetti


3 Common Climbing Injuries and How to Tell If You Have Them

Rock climbing and Bouldering has been gaining popularity in Singapore, with more climbing gyms popping up all around the island. It is a great way for thrill seekers to get a full body workout while catching up with their friends. What many fail to notice is that just like any other sport – there is […] The post 3 Common Climbing Injuries and How to Tell If You Have Them appeared first on Core Concepts Physiotherapy.
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My 10 Commandments of a Servant Leader

I have seen great leadership and bad leadership. As a leader, I have also made my share of mistakes, and I am sure I will make more. When I do, I will immediately take ownership of it, learn from it, and do all I can not to make the same mistake. However, there will be […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Primary Care, Physician, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


‘Like hunting for unicorns’: Australians on the search for adequate, affordable mental healthcare

Countless inquiries have found the same problems afflicting the mental health system, but cost and access barriers still leave those seeking and providing care in despair Many Australians experience the country’s mental health system as inadequate, dangerous and financially punishing, saying they often feel unsafe in hospitals, are dismissed by health professionals and are hit with prohibitive costs that government subsidies do not come close to covering.And practitioners in turn have spoken of ...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Australia news, Mental Health, Psychiatry, Australian politics, Victoria, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Medicare Australia


Fauci says 'kids of any age' should be able to get vaccinated for the coronavirus by the first quarter of 2022

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, adjusts a face mask during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on the federal coronavirus response on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 18, 2021. AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool Dr. Anthony Fauci predicted "kids of any age" will be able to receive a COVID-19 vaccine by 2022. Schools across the country are in the process of reopening for in-person learning. So far, o...
Tags: Health, New York, Science, News, Cdc, Washington, US, Trends, Cnn, United States, Healthcare, Capitol Hill, Vaccine, Anthony Fauci, Fauci, Susan Walsh


A physician gives a dose of hope

During medical residency, one’s goal is two-fold: to provide compassionate and evidence-based care for patients and training and learning. But when a global pandemic emerges, we rise to serve, upholding our oath to care for the sick and our duty to our profession. The privilege of this role during an unprecedented time in history means […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Infectious Disease, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


CVS is investing in healthy food and Beyond Meat burgers, which could drastically improve quality food choices to Americans in "food deserts"

CVS has more locations nationwide than Walmart and Kroger combined. CVS CVS is bringing Beyond Meat to 7,000 stores and increasing gluten-free, vegan snacks and foods. CVS, which has more US stores than Walmart and Kroger combined, could better serve "food deserts." "CVS is ubiquitous in neighborhoods and communities across America," Beyond Meat told Insider. See more stories on Insider's business page. CVS is bringing healthy foods and meat-alternatives to communities across America.T...
Tags: Health, News, Nutrition, US, America, Trends, Walmart, Analysis, Retail, Guardian, Johns Hopkins, Cvs, Beyond Meat, Joe, Taco Bell, Kroger


The wisdom of water: 12 ways to use blue spaces to improve your health and happiness

From relaxing baths to seaside swims, water can be a balm in difficult times. Catherine Kelly, the author of a new book on blue spaces, shares her tipsIt was after her mother died that Catherine Kelly learned the healing power of water. Following instincts that she did not yet understand, she moved to live alone by the sea in County Mayo, on the west coast of Ireland, and over the next few years began to heal. “It’s an ebb and flow that water gives us that allows us to connect with ourselves. It...
Tags: Health, Environment, Water, Life and style, Society, Mental Health, Ireland, Oceans, Kelly, Catherine Kelly, County Mayo


An AI-powered version of Albert Einstein has joined UneeQ's growing lineup of 'digital humans'

UneeQ's virtual version of Albert Einstein. UneeQ UneeQ's virtual version of Albert Einstein is among its latest batch of 'digital humans.' A digital COVID-19 health advisor and doppelgänger of a famed banker are also available. Virtual companions could solve feelings of isolation and loneliness, the company says. See more stories on Insider's business page. The latest virtual companions created by UneeQ, a New Zealand and Austin-based company specializing in "digital ...
Tags: Science, Trends, Tech, Earth, Austin, Mental Health, New Zealand, Ubs, Albert Einstein, Ai, Einstein, Don, Sophie, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Pandemic, Artificial Intellegence


How to Tell Someone You're Still Not Comfortable Going to Their Big Event During COVID

Though it’s really difficult to look at a global pandemic that is responsible for more than 566,000 deaths in the United States alone and identify anything positive that has come from it, there have been a few aspects of the public health measures that some people have found convenient. Read more...
Tags: Health, Etiquette, Articles, Virus, United States, Lifehacks, Epidemiology, Diane Gottsman, Mary Grace Garis, Wedding Invitation, Aimee Daramus


Birmingham launches taskforce as babies die at twice national rate

Families from Pakistani backgrounds found to be affected disproportionately by high level of infant mortality A taskforce is being set up to tackle baby deaths in Birmingham, after a report revealed infant mortality rates in the city are nearly twice the national average, with families from Pakistani backgrounds disproportionately affected.Councillors described the situation as “distressing” and said the report made for uncomfortable reading after it highlighted deprivation, ethnicity and health...
Tags: Health, Children, Society, UK News, Birmingham, Infant and child mortality


How physicians can persevere through their current and future challenges

The end is in sight, but there are still months to go. How can we persevere when our strength has been collectively sapped over the last year, and our sense of grief at what has been lost will persist even when isolation and distancing are over? To answer this, I’ve turned to three very different […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Do Women Marry A Man Like Their Father?

It’s said that women end up marrying their dad while men marry their mother.  I think this is true to a large degree. It’s uncanny. Sometimes a woman is conscious of what they’re doing. They may love their dad and … Read More...
Tags: Psychology, Marriage, Astrology, Real Life, Mom and Dad


Global death toll passes 3m as pandemic ‘grows at an alarming rate’

Rich countries have key role to play in bringing outbreak to a halt, says Wellcome Trust headCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA grim Covid-19 milestone was passed on Saturday when it was revealed that the global death toll from the disease had passed three million.The news was described as “chilling” by Wellcome Trust director Jeremy Farrar, who warned that the true number of deaths was probably much higher. “Worryingly, this pandemic is still growing at an alarming ra...
Tags: Health, UK News, World news, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Jeremy Farrar, Wellcome Trust, Coronavirus



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